Wish Trees are a symbol of hope and Peace.
The higher purpose of all of Wish Tree’s work is to support a more loving, peaceful humanity that lives in alignment with our higher selves and with Mother Earth.
“When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come onto the Earth from many colours, classes, creeds and who by their actions shall make the Earth green again. They will be known as the Warriors of the Rainbow”
How do I know it’s really there?
Well, because I visited!
In 2014, my now husband and I decided to elope to Costa Rica and get married. I wrote to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest to tell them we were coming. And they were delighted. In fact, they wanted to give us a tour of the part of the forest where children come to learn about it, as a wedding gift!
We simply couldn’t believe our eyes when we arrived in Santa Elena, Monteverde. The little village that had been described to us in the letters 26 years before, was now a blossoming hub full of scientists and researchers and a whole eco-tourism industry based around the forest. We were told that the forest is one of the most bio-diverse on Earth.
When people asked our reason for visiting, I shared my story about the 11- year old girl who wanted to join a movement of saving their Rainforest.
And then there were tears and there were selfies.
Because they knew about us.
The Swedish children who were part of the original movement.
There were hugs of gratitude. And laughter and amazement. There was awe and wonder when I showed them the original documents and photos from all those years ago.
For a day I was a Rainforest celebrity!
But way more importantly was the peace I felt in the knowledge that the beautiful, vibrant, precious forest I had helped conserve as a child, was still here and growing.
To support a more sustainable and peaceful world, each year, Wish Tree plants a glade of Trees in East Africa through Vi Agroforestry and secures rainforest in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest of Costa Rica. Both projects have been running for over 30 years and have transformed the lives of millions of people and species, as well as reduced the effects of climate change.
Square metres of rainforest saved since 2017
Number of trees planted since 2017
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree today”